Joseph PadillaSONG OF THE WAITING LOVER
Jose Garcia Villa
You have come to me scattering songs from your woman-
I have picked up your songs with the gentleness of a
bird yearning for a mate;
The little moist notes of your songs are threads of many
hues, many strengths, that I weave about me to
clothe my nakedness.
I am no longer nude: your many threads of song have
built for me a soft cocoon.
I call for you,
Let us lie together in this song-cocoon.
Scatter no more songs.
Preserve your bosom for me:
I am waiting for you in a house of song.
Carbonell, Rolando. Beloved: an anthology of Filipino love poems.
Metro Manila: Horizons Pub. House, 1963.